Sunday, June 10, 2018

"The Birds" Green Suit

This suit was inspired by the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds" starring Tippi Hedren.

Here are some great photos of the suit that I found on the internet.

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To purchase this pattern, click here.

Houndstooth Suit with Peplum

I don't have a specific inspiration photo for this suit.  I think it was a compilation of several suits.

Like many of my fashions, this suit was first made years ago.

My first attempt, way back in 2006.

Modeled by my JS Marsha and Lana Ling.

I put her head on a Gene body.  She is stunning!

The double breasted suit has a peplum and velveteen collar and cuffs.

To purchase the pattern, click here.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Modes Royale Crepe Cocktal Dress

One bodice, many different looks.

It all started with this 1953 Modes Royal dress.

In 2008 I attend my very first doll convention "The Girls from Dream City".  I decided to make a dress for the auction.

I was thrilled to receive an Oona doll for making an outfit.

Ten years later, and I am finally getting around to making more dresses and the pattern.

Of course I couldn't stop at making just a white dress.

I love my new PS Zita!

The ladies look lovely together. 

I loved the bodice of this dress so much, that I make chiffon and tulle versions of it.

I used scraps of the sequined fabric from my last project.

This version is my favorite. 

I also used the leftover fabric and lace from the previous project to make these rose taffeta dresses.  Violet's dress has a full circle skirt, and Gene's dress has a half circle skirt.

I love this color on both of these dolls.

Just in time for summer, I used the bodice to make some adorable gingham sundresses.

Pattern Coming Soon!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Balmain Lace Suit II

This lovely lace suit was inspired by a 1952 Pierre Balmain design.

I'm a huge fan of Balmain's 1950's fashions and fell in love with this lace and chiffon halter sheath the moment I saw it.

Things got even more exciting when I saw the sheath with this jacket.  So of course I made a whole bunch of suits.

I started out making the suit in rose lace.

Then light blue lace,

and also cream lace.

But I couldn't be satisfied with just lace, I loved this design so much that I wanted to see what it would look like in brocade.

I wasn't disappointed.

 The suits lead to making a full skirted halter dress in cotton print, and chiffon.

I love this dress!

Lace and silk chiffon in rose.

I love my new Palm Springs Gene.

She's stunning!

The halter dress then evolved into a sequin and chiffon dress in cream.....

My Palm Springs Madra is lovely in cream.

.....and pink,

Which brought me back to the halter sheath in sequins.

I wish I had made this dress shorter for Violet, so I just tucked up the bottom of the dress.

What a beauty my Palm Springs Violet is!

Pattern coming soon!